CASSA CALLS FOR NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF OVER CHARGING RESTAURANTS WHILE LAUNCHING FAIR PRICE STICKER!

Dato Jacob George

CASSA CALLS FOR NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF OVER CHARGING RESTAURANTS WHILE LAUNCHING FAIR PRICE STICKER!

The Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam Selangor (CASSA) today called upon Malaysian consumers to boycott all restaurants that are over charging for a basic meal and drinks!

Based on feedbacks from consumers and CASSA’s own Strategic Intervention Survey (CSI) nationwide, it is obvious many quarters have taken liberty to increase food and drink prices without justification.

There are outlets that have raised the price of drinks as high as 30% to 40% without any justification.

While others have decrease the quantity of servings or serve using smaller cups and glasses.

According to CASSA’s CSI – notorious are Indian and Indian Muslim restaurants where the prices have skyrocketed!

It is not uncommon to be charged RM13.50 for a simple fish meal with two vegetables and a drink or Nasi Biryani costing between RM 18.00 to RM24.00 depending on your choice of chicken or mutton!

An order of a Nasi Lemak with a piece of squid can cost between RM13.50

A basic meal for four with chicken or mutton and three vegetables at an Indian restaurant can easily cost RM80.00.

Malaysia’s favorite Teh-Tarik is going now at RM2.00, Nescafe RM3.80 and basically what is written on their price board and charged are two different range of prices.

Plain water is been charged from RM0.50 to RM0.70 cents now!

This is daylight robbery!

This is profiteering and unless Malaysian consumers stand united in this national boycott they will continue to be victimized at these outlets!

To identify consumer sensitive and friendly outlets charging reasonable prices, CASSA will be issuing their CASSA Fair Price Sticker to business outlets nationwide so that consumers can make informed decisions which outlet to patronize!

This will also be extended to hypermarkets and other business outlets in the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak.

The CASSA Fair Price Sticker project is expected to be launched by Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister, Dato Sri Hassan Malek in April 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.